Justin Ernest George Morneau is a Canadian former professional baseball first baseman. He played in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Colorado Rockies, and Chicago White Sox. At 6 feet 4 inches and 220 pounds, Morneau was drafted as a catcher by the Twins in 1999. He converted to first base in the minor leagues and made his MLB debut in 2003. Morneau held that position throughout his career and in 2007 became the first Twin since Gary Gaetti in 1987–1988 to hit 30 home runs in consecutive seasons. He is now a special assistant for the Minnesota Twins. A four-time All-Star despite an injury-riddled career, Morneau was named the 2006 American League Most Valuable Player, finished runner-up for MVP in 2008, and won two Silver Slugger Awards. Additionally, Morneau won the 2008 Home Run Derby and the 2014 National League batting title. Internationally, Morneau represented Canada at the 2006, 2009, 2013, and 2017 World Baseball Classic.
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About Justin Morneau
MLB first baseman who was a 4-time All-Star for the Minnesota Twins and was named American League MVP in 2006.
Instead of playing college baseball, he went directly to the Twins minor league system after high school.
He suffered a severe concussion during the 2010 season that greatly stunted his career.
Married Krista Martin, whom he met in Minnesota in 2009; the couple had two children together.
He and Joe Mauer made up a fierce combination in the middle of the Twins' lineup.
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- Baseball people from British Columbia
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- National League batting champions
- Gulf Coast Twins players
- Elizabethton Twins players
- Quad Cities River Bandits players
- New Britain Rock Cats players
- Canadian expatriate baseball players in the United States
- Major League Baseball players from Canada
- Silver Slugger Award winners
- Memorial Cup winners
- Colorado Rockies players
- Charlotte Knights players